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Emmi
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Why the fuck would you decide to make it virtually impossible to just deactivate Windows Defender in 20H2? This is so incredibly stupid!

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  • 2
    Actually its quite easy to disable it if you use google
  • 3
    It's like the only good feature of windows though 🤔
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    @SortOfTested not to defend Windows, I really hate it actually, but I do have to give them credit for the window/UI scaling in Win10.

    I run a 1920x1080 monitor next to my main 3440x1440 monitor and the windows and fonts scale really well across them.
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    @zemaitis are you really talking about 20H2? Because I couldn't even do it with Windows 10 own PE environment.
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    @SortOfTested not when it always deletes Programms and services I use/develop, it prevents some registry changes and never in my life did I use antivirus/antispyware.
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    @Emmi
    Write registry independent software, for great good 😸
  • 1
    Because all windows users are not smart and they can fuck their computers by their stupidity. It can't be impossible to disable it though.
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    @SortOfTested I do, but Windows doesn't ^^ (and some other apps)
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    @theabbie of course it's not impossible, but did they really have to delete the group policy (which is used by admins, not by the average user) for anti virus and anti spyware?

    Of course removing these policies isn't enough. Windows also had to somehow completely disable the editing of the responsible registry entries. And no, you can't just use TrustedInstaller (Windows NT's root equivalent) to change the admin permission to allow modification to that registry value.

    Starting Windows 10 PE and Windows goes ahead and locks the responsible file where the registry key is located so you can't even edit it from there.

    Wouldn't it be way simpler to just have an option for admins to disable Defender?

    The only tool which can edit Windows registries on linux seems to have a big or something, so I went ahead and used my Windows 8 installation disk to deactivate it.
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    @Emmi Isn't that a one time task to disable it? If it was to be done everytime, then it would be understandable to make it shorter. Making it single click could risk those who don't understand the dangers of disabling it
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    @LotsOfCaffeine Not quite sure if we are talking about the same thing, but I usually set the scaling to 100% on laptops because many applications get blurry if you scale them larger.
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    @Emmi
    It's might be time to move off of windows for your quality of life. Microsoft has decided the operating system isn't yours anymore. It's theirs and you can use the parts that they graciously allow.
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    @theabbie I reinstalled Windows using version 20H2. On my other device I upgraded to 20H2 from the previous version and protection is still turned off. But I upgraded it in the fast preview ring. Meaning I don't know if the retail version of 20H2 now also re-enables Windows Defender or not.
    Even if it doesn't disable it, it doesn't make it any better.
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    @electrineer I only go for 100% as well, but I'm specifically thinking of scaling across multiple monitors with different resolutions
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    @LotsOfCaffeine IMO both Win 10 and macOS do a great job of this.

    I run a dual boot with a 5k in the middle and two 2ks, one on each side, and both OSes handle them pretty well.

    I'll keep my opinions about which does better to myself, because you guys already have it bad enough slumming on Windows as your dev OS. :)
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    @Emmi Isn't it possible to configure some exceptions, i.e. directories that Windows Defender won't check?
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    @Jilano I think you could somehow except c: from scanning, but there are still services, registry and all the other parts Windows Defender watches.
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